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The Conservatives must wake up to the calamity about to engulf them

May 01, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

As I write I am staring with incredulity at my polling card for the European elections on May 23. The very idea that this contest is going ahead, barring some unlikely development at Westminster in the next three weeks, remains a source of amazement. We were supposed to have left the EU on March 29 - yet will now be sending 73 MEPs back to the parliament.

To what purpose; and for how long? Does anyone really believe that having installed them in Strasbourg we will march them out again on O...